Outdoor gyms are a great way to do structured exercises on gym style equipment, but with the added bonus of being out in the fresh air. Top up your vitamin D while improving your strength and cardio.
What To Expect
Most outdoor gyms use robust gym equipment that is simple to use. They generally utilise your own body weight, as you sit on a seat for example, to do gym exercises similar to what you could do at a typical indoor gym.
Outdoor gyms typically have a mix of strength and cardio equipment. Get your heart rate up with a ride on a bike or cross trainer machine. Build everyday strength with a few minutes on the leg press or seated rower.
Each piece of equipment has clear instructions to show you how to use it so you can start
Outdoor gyms don’t require any special clothing or equipment. Simply head down when it suits you and start working out. You can do as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.
If you can, why not walk to the park? This not only saves on travel costs but is also a great way to warm your body up a little before starting some more specific exercises.
Find your local outdoor gym on the map below.
Click here to see how to use common pieces of equipment.